Mr Philip Simpson
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCSEd (Tr&Orth)
I specialise in surgery of the lower limb and have a particular interest in hip and knee replacement where I have experience in surgery performed for the first time (primary surgery) and in situations where the previous joint replacement fails and requires a redo (revision surgery).
I also have experience of performing joint replacements in very young patients and in patients with prior deformities such as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). I enjoy teaching and training other surgeons and regularly teaches on cadaveric hip and knee replacement courses.
I studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh where I also attained a BSc honours degree. I completed my orthopaedic training in South East Scotland before spending a year working as a fellow at The Prince Charles and HolySpirit Northside hospitals in Brisbane, specialising in hip and knee surgery using computer navigation.
Research interests: Joint replacement surgery.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Philip Simpson at Spire include:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Orthopaedic Association
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh & Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh
Honorary Clinical Tutor, University of Edinburgh
I live in Edinburgh with my wife, son and daughter. I have a passion for sport and have represented my country at both gymnastics and rugby and was formerly contracted professionally to the SRU.